Thursday, April 18, 2013

Location, location, location.....!



When you, by a stroke of luck, manage to catch one of the smaller, quicker birds in your lens you can totally understand the thrill of the dedicated birder. I'm not sure if I could be that committed, but it certainly was a buzz to catch this pair of Singing Honeyeaters when I was taking yesterdays shots .. there it was perched on the highestbanch of the bush singing loudly, sweet! Talk about location, location, location. This pair were nesting in a bush along the sand dunes, surrounded by a plentiful supply of berries, small insects AND the perfect lookout! Btw that blue blur in the background is the Indian Ocean, so add a fabulous view to the list of pluses :) Happy Thursday, take care and stay safe.....

34 comments:

  1. i CAN UNDERSTAND YOU,
    my lens are never enough to catch them very well... nice when we can get them!
    have a good day..

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  2. So, so beautiful! And a lovely sight no matter the season. As a point-and-shoot owner, I am happy to catch any bird at all, never mind catch them well!! I especially love the last two, such lush detail and color:)

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  3. Indian ocean, wow! You live in such a cool place. I like your sweet friend, G


    :-) aloha

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  4. il suffit d'avoir le coup d'oeil

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  5. Oh, I love your beautiful birds for the day, Grace!! And, no, it doesn't matter the season! I've gotten a couple of good bird shots, but they are rare and hard to come by! Hope your week is going well, that you're ankle is feeling better and that you're getting ready for a fun weekend!!

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  6. I can photograph birds at all...the never sit still and they are so small :). You have done a great job here. (Hope your back is improving.)

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  7. When I started shooting digital I didn't care much for bird photos, but that has changed now. You do need a good zoom lens and a lot of patience.

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  8. Right, that's it! I'm dumping the camera as I will never take shots as good as yours.

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  9. Quite a spot to settle in! Lovely shots, Grace!

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  10. What a sweet name this bird has, and his tweet sounds like "location" I suppose, how nice.

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  11. Hard to disagree, that's a spot with a serious view!

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  12. Nice captures. Thanks for your visit and kind words the other day.

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  13. And a birder too! Was there honey nearby as well?

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  14. I particularly like that top shot Grace! You're right that it is a perfect location.

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  15. I could build a nest there. Wildlife is hard to capture in general. Like Steffe said patience is key.

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  16. Grace is having fun with her new toy!

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  17. ... to be a bird.

    Please have a good Thursday ahead.

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  18. Your shots are wonderful, Grace! Kisses from Italy.

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  19. What a great name for anything. Bird photography can be impossibly difficult. Since I'm a city boy I've never made the effort to learn it.

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  20. Singing honeyeaters? What a delightful name for this quick-of-wing bird. The first photo looks like a plate from an Audubon book!

    Bises,
    Genie

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  21. Sounds like you were very lucky with this one. And, you got some fabulous shots. It's certainly a pretty bird.

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  22. You did a great work with your camera, it's not easy to take pictures of birds!Lovely birds and beautiful landscape!
    Léia

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  23. That's a wonderful shot from distance - where were you when you took it - Adelaide?

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  24. Well spotted Grace. There must have been some quick camera work to capture these little beauties.

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  25. Sweet! well done. I miss more than I get (I'm still working on the hide) The problem for me is coordinating the eyes/brain/location of CAM/and legs all at the same time. I have the highest admiration for birders too! :)

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  26. super...i love the shot of him camouflaged in the bush!

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  27. GREAT! It truly IS a thrill to capture birds that refuse to sit still for more than a couple of seconds.

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  28. Love that first picture - it's like a Chinese silk embroidery.

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  29. sweet shot ... he blends into the background nicely .. i bet his kind are had to find

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  30. hard to find .. not had to find .. duh

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  31. I love bird photos! Well, I just love birds, period!

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  32. Great shots of these guys ... looks like you could have easily missed them in the brush!

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